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Essex River Basin Adventures

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
Jul 23, 2018
“Best adventure of my vacation!”
Jul 14, 2018
“Rude business owners far outweigh beauty of area”
We are the longest running sea kayak outfitter on the North Shore of Massachusetts, providing guided kayak trips of the beautiful wilderness within the Essex River Basin. Our guides provide superior customer service, sharing their knowledge...more
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1 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1224
+1 978-768-3722
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

There was a brochure in our vacation rental and looking it over I got all excited! Here was sea kayaking without the scariness of being out in the open sea! We went on a beautiful day, from 1:30-5. Six people and two guides. Our guides...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank serpentinelle
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Book another local adventure. The area is remarkable for sightseeing, exploring, swimming, shopping, etc. The owners have proven time and time again to be poor embassadors of the beautiful historic Cape Ann area. Complaints of mistreatment of deposits abound, abuse of towns public parking and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

It was wonderful to paddle along the rivers ! Paul and Rosalind are great guides. They also planned a little rest for the kids to enjoy the Stream and jump from the beach to the water. The break was long enough to rest the arms...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Andrea L
Reviewed June 22, 2017

We had the same bad experience as others who had to cancel due to bad weather. Our original trip was planned for last July. When we called to cancel they said we could reschedule the lesson. But when we tried to re-book a lesson this...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank DyerBoston_Mass
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We could not cancel due to the weather!!! Really? We were leaving the next day...this is unacceptable.

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed August 29, 2016

We took the morning Gilligan Tour on 8/28 and couldn't have been more pleased. We had perfect weather, and 3 fun guides, Jen, Cara and Logan. ERBA really does everything quite well. They fit you with equipment and transport you to the site where you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank restaurantdiva
Reviewed July 30, 2016

After rain all morning the sky's cleared to give us the most fantastic day for kayaking. Our guides (Jake and Corey) were fun and informative and the scenery was spectacular. I have lived in Massachusetts forever and couldn't remember such sights, definitely a different view...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jandoucet
Reviewed July 15, 2016

I highly recommend this as a perfect activity for family with active teens. We were looking for activities that would enlighten and entertain a teen boy. ERBA provided the perfect day trip. We planned a Sat mid day 3-hour Gilligan. It was warm nearer BOS,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank lisaMfromHudson
Reviewed July 4, 2016

While I very much enjoyed the sunset fireworks cruise. The sunset was stunning. The guides were awesome. The tiny bugs that were bitting us were awful and non stop. I wish I brought along bug repellant or were told just before we left to buy...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had a very organized, attentive and fun guides to kayak with! Saw a gigantic horseshoe crab, tons of Ingrids and a bunch of white birds diving for fish around us. Amazing experience for us with our 8 and 9 year old kids! Will definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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